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A Very Quick, Hard and Scary Drunk
Sertraline & Alcohol
by Weischeese
Citation:   Weischeese. "A Very Quick, Hard and Scary Drunk: An Experience with Sertraline & Alcohol (exp70117)". Erowid.org. Jul 28, 2016. erowid.org/exp/70117

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
50 mg oral Pharms - Sertraline
  T+ 1:30 15 mg oral Pharms - Sertraline
  T+ 10:00 4 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine

BODY WEIGHT: 155 lb


T= (+90 minutes): Upon exiting my lecture hall, I felt unfocused and ultimately as though I was wasting my time. I decided to dose, by method of 'parachuting', about 15mg of Ritalin.

T= (+100 minutes, 10 minutes after Ritalin): As I seated myself in my next lecture, I felt the trafficking of speed across my brain increase. The increased sense of control and desire to learn began to blot out the negative, overly-calming effect of the Sertraline.

T= (+105 minutes, 15 minutes after Ritalin): As the lecture became more in depth, the effects of Ritalin followed. I began to feel the rushing background traffic of thoughts, ideas, urges and projections take hold upon my conscious. The feeling now was becoming better.

T = (+160 minutes, Ritalin in full-form): After class ended, a girl introduced herself to me, who I imagine likes me. I was far ahead of her conversation, and left class knowing that I had performed a perfectly-witty, cleverly-funny and satisfying (to her) conversation. It was not strange to me, at the time, that I was viewing our contact to this degree, as it was not significant of an anomaly.

T = (+4 hours): I then entered my lab period, which lasts three hours, knowing I would have to perform a lab that is difficult. Throughout the class, I was very clumsy, and found myself caring little about my results. I broke several glass instruments, almost cutting myself several times. I was, fortunately, alone for most of the lab period. Should I have been in company of others, I felt for certain that I would be taken as drunk. (or on some sort of substance)

T = (+9 hours): A good deal later, after a skim supper and a slight crash from Ritalin, I returned to my dorm. My neighbors, then, invited me over to their room for drinks and video games.

T = (+10.5 hours, four beers down): The feeling of drunkenness, likened perhaps to a bash upon my skull, was suddenly a part of my conscious. 'How have I become so?' I began to ask myself, and questions to the like of, 'Holy fuck, I feel as though this reality is an illusion; will I be able to function at a normal level again? Will this end tomorrow morning? My head aches, and, though my thoughts race, I feel at a mental
dead-end.'

Several minutes later, when I took my trip to the bathroom (literally) I found myself staring into the toilet. My head was entirely abuzz; I felt as though my head was attached to something being cut with a chainsaw--situational vibrations upon my brain seemed to be causing my head-rush. I felt myself leaving and returning to my conscious, without blacking out or losing vision. To use a metaphor again, it was to view life's occurrences from different seats in a movie theatre; sometimes being in the movie, sometimes viewing it from the far rear, zooming in and out. All of this while, mind you, my visuals remain the same; all of my distortion was on a perceptual basis.

When taking Sertraline after this experience, I still feel some similar effects to that night, especially concerning perception. I am considering taking myself off of it, however, it does help balance my anxiety.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 70117
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 28, 2016Views: 1,306
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